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shastab24 Wed, September 23, 2020 edit delete
shastab24
Meet Carl Vaughan, Jack-in-Irons, Shiva, Stretch, and Forsaken One. You've already met Zap. And the leader. These villains are nasty pieces of work.

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DT_Colaptes Mon, October 26, 2020 edit delete reply
DT_Colaptes
The Leader's mask is legit! Love the reptilian / Darth Maul vibe
shastab24 Mon, October 26, 2020 edit delete reply
shastab24
Hm, reptilian? I wasn't going for that. Just was wanting to do something with evil-looking eyes. This is simply an illusion the leader projects which is supposed to look a bit intimidating.
DT_Colaptes Mon, October 26, 2020 edit delete reply
DT_Colaptes
Maybe it's just the biologist in me, but it reminds me of a viper's facial shape
shastab24 Mon, October 26, 2020 edit delete reply
shastab24
It's definitely an interesting thing to draw from it. Maybe there's just something inherently more ominous and creepy to people at a base level in such features.

However, I also think of hos one of the possible traitors is reptilian, and I didn't want the design of either the traitor or the other one to hint towards either character they could be. Well, too late to change anything. Besides, when the traitor is revealed, this is either something that will be seen as misdirection or a clue to the ultimate identity of the traitor. So... that makes me clever?
DT_Colaptes Tue, October 27, 2020 edit delete reply
DT_Colaptes
I think that may be it. It's so unnerving that my brain is making a connection to another unnerving thing.

You really did kill it though on that mask design. I always find masks/helmets to be the hardest thing to design since there is limited space and you don't want to be too comparable to other famous designs - like Vader's or Batman's. Something that unsettling and that unique is super well done!
shastab24 Wed, October 28, 2020 edit delete reply
shastab24
Well, thank you again.

It makes me wonder with the design of the other one (the one who's not the traitor) and whether that comes across as more approachable. In my scripts, that one is called Angel, and I originally (before designing the traitor's look under glamour) was thinking about giving both of them wings, and "Angel" was going to look far more obviously angelic, but part of the reason I went without wings? It's so much easier to actually have things shown behind a character if they don't have massive protrusions from the back obscuring the view.